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Collection of 9 Cyanotype Prints from the Yolo Base Line Survey

Collection Data

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916 (Photographer)
Davidson, George, 1825-1911 (Surveyor)
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (Sponsor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1881 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: 114PH007.001 - 114PH007.009
Yolo County (Calif.)
Statement of responsibility: This Survey was organized by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (1878-1970) and led by George Davidson (American, 1825-1911), a geodesist. The photographs has been credited to "W.Suess" (Werner Suess) but according to Peter Palmquist, the photographs were taken by Watkins and that Suess had borrowed them to publish them under his own name.
Bibliography: Palmquist, Peter. "Carleton E. Watkins: Photographer of the American West". (Albuquerque: Published for the Amon Carter Museum by the University of New Mexico Press, 1983.
Physical Description
On mount recto (in ink): All the Ornaments are fruits, branches and leaves of the trees in Camp near Middle Base.
Mounted on board.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20155373
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71e178b0-428d-0132-d098-58d385a7bbd0
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